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  Reply # 923223 28-Oct-2013 20:50
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Compact size for a home lab, and built in iLO is a win

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  Reply # 923241 28-Oct-2013 21:01
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The size, power consumption and quietness along with iLO would mean I could finally setup a proper network wide backup solution and media hub.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 923242 28-Oct-2013 21:03
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Small, cheapish (esp if free), quiet, low power, what not to like

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  Reply # 923247 28-Oct-2013 21:09
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Yup, I think there's a bit of a pattern here, but I'm also loving the small size and low power consumption. Not to mention it actually looks damn sexy! Ideal home server I'd say.

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  Reply # 923248 28-Oct-2013 21:10
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This would be a great box to replace my always on PC / hyper v host as the power bills are starting to hurt. Love the lights out functionality as well




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  Reply # 923252 28-Oct-2013 21:21
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The main feature that I like with this is the chance to finally get redundancy in my server solution. As in, no more dead drives taking files with them to technology nirvana... Secondly it's the small size of its footprint (physically and energy). Both reasons are huge benefits.


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  Reply # 923255 28-Oct-2013 21:30
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Do want! Something that I can fit in the corner to replace the current gigantic (very slow!) tower serving my needs, that doesn't put out more heat than a V8 Exhaust Manifold and more sound than a Boeing 747 would suit quite nicely. Bonus that I can fit more disk, and virtualising my two servers won't result in a 5 minute wait every time I click start!

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  Reply # 923256 28-Oct-2013 21:30
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I like that it can boot off microsd, so it makes an ideal lab server for esxi or hyperv training (that it's fully supported by esxi 5.5 is even better), and this is what I plan on doing with it.

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  Reply # 923260 28-Oct-2013 21:33
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The footprint, power consumption and flexible nature are what I'd most like about owning it.


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  Reply # 923265 28-Oct-2013 21:44
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Best Plex server ever :-)

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  Reply # 923268 28-Oct-2013 21:53
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Yep. Same benefits as have been outlined previously.

1. Low power usage
2. Quiet.
3. Small form factor

All in that order. I will use it to replace the box I have in the cupboard which sounds like a small jet engine. I do like jet engines but not in the house!




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  Reply # 923270 28-Oct-2013 21:55
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Would make a good upgrade to my current NAS; 4 drive bays gives much more growth opportunity too.

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  Reply # 923282 28-Oct-2013 22:15
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micro sd or usb for boot are great, and the iLO capability means you can stash it in the attic and never have to worry about attaching a keyboard/screen




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  Reply # 923299 28-Oct-2013 22:56
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What's not to like? Low power consumption, flexible server & a managed Gigabit switch

This pair would become the heart of my home network - replacing my cheap (& nasty) NAS device with a proper server, and I'll probably end up using it as a backup and media server as well. 



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  Reply # 923315 28-Oct-2013 23:58
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I already knew that the Microserver is attractive: cheap to run, quiet and able to have the controller RAID turned off so I can use ZFS at it's most useful.

The switch is a surprise: 8-port Gigabit and it's stackable with the Microserver.

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